Olympic marathon champion, Peres Jepchirchir will be targeting the race course record at the 50th edition of the New York City Marathon that will be held on November 06, 2022 in New York.
Jepchirchir became the first woman to win both the Tokyo marathon and New York in a span of four months said her main aim is to defend her title and also chase the course record which failed to achieve after finishing eight seconds off the mark.
The 28 year-old also added the Boston marathon title in April, cementing her status as the world’s top marathoner.
“My main aim is to defend my title but with focus on the course record which I missed last year,” said Jepchirchir.
While releasing the elite list on Wednesday, the race organisers also included last year’s runner-up, Viola Cheptoo of Kenya.
The race will also have three debutants, World marathon champion ,Gotytom Gebreslase from Ethiopia, World bronze medallist, Lonah Salpeter from Israel and Kenya’s Hellen Obiri.
Americans Des Linden, Sara Hall, Emma Bates, Aliphine Tuliamuk, Nell Rojas and Stephanie Bruce will also be on the start line up.